I want to introduce myself!
-Where in the world are you?
I’m located in San Jose, CA. Some call it the heart of Silicon Valley, others the bottom end of the Bay Area, but for me its been home for as long as I can remember.
- What stage of your career are you at?
I’m recently employed for a very small start up ( employee # 4) as a Software Engineering Intern. My role is to assist the Senior developers with any projects. But I’m already assigned my own features, which requires me to touch the Front and Back end. To give you a little bit of background. My academic degree is in Biology but I enrolled in a Coding Bootamp for a career change. After having an amazing experience in the camp I got my first interview with the same start up and the CEO took a chance on me. I soon realized that the fast pace of a startup can demand a lot from someone, who is still continuing to learn. Being a Full Stack developer is great, but I notice that I was paying more attention about why we were developing certain features and then wondering if it will leave a meaningful impact on our users…which lead me to research User Experience.
To be honest…I didn’t even know a job out there even existed until I started my coding career! So here I am! I want to make the move to being a UX designer. I feel that my intra-personal skills are being under utilized as a web developer.
I bought the getting started with UX book and finished it today and now I’m introducing myself to the community. I pretty much ate it all up
-What are you current challenges?
My current looking to increase my network in the industry! Looking for a mentor who is willing to impart his/her wisdom on me. So that I can be a great UX designer
-What aspect/s of UX are passionate about?
I really enjoy story telling, talking to people, wireframing and prototyping, and gathering data( Biology major in me)
Cats or dogs?
Woof Woof dogs all the way!